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Authentication Plugin Facebook Authentication Plugin

Facebook Authentication Plugin

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Login users through their Facebook account

Authentication in business applications is mostly routed over the company SSO-Server or LDAP, smaller applications also might use the integrated APEX user directory.

Internet facing applications which try to attract a big crowd won't be able to use SSO or LDAP, simply because of the unknown number of end users. Current trends also go against creating new user profiles on every platform and go towards authentication providers like Google or Facebook.

The solution here is the OAuth protocol which is implemented by providers like Google and Facebook. Using OAuth the application asks the OAuth provider to authenticate the user credentials and get a OK or NOK back in return.

What sounds a bit technical is very easy to use for end-users. They simply enter their Facebook/Google login to enter your application.

To make things easier for you we encapsulated the whole OAuth process in an APEX Authentication plugin. All you need to do is import that plugin into your application and activate the new authentication scheme. From there on your users can log in with their Google or Facebook credentials.

Special Requirements
Need to allow (configure Listener, mod_plsql, ...) a function to be called as callback via URL

Keywords
Facebook, OAuth, Authentication

Date added: 31.7.2013
Views: 3864
Votes: 4
Reviews: 5
Min. APEX Version:
4.1
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0 
Works also with EPG
by Peter Raganitsch
on January 5, 2014
Hi Hemant,

yes, this solution works with all 3 web listeners (EPG, mod_plsql, APEX Listener).
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by hemant karnik
on January 4, 2014
silly me
but can it be used on epg?
10 
Works perfectly
by senthil
on October 25, 2013
Thanks for the awesome plugin !
10 
Everytings configureable
by Peter Raganitsch
on October 2, 2013
Hi Stew,

don't worry about your privacy, you can specify in the pluggin-settings which information should be returned. Depending on your application needs this can be more or less.
6 
Why pull so much data?
by Stew Stryker
on September 24, 2013
I'm surprised that this plug-in pulls so much FB user information to authenticate? For example why would it need the friends list?

I can understand wanting to grab an email address, but that's as far as it goes. I tried the demo and didn't let it authenticate me because I didn't want to share my friends list.
July 31, 2013
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